extreme or rapid change in mood
A mood swing is an extreme or rapid change in mood.
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- Delight comes to one who is miserable.
Misery to one filled with delight.
As a bhikkhu undelighted, untroubled:
That's how you should know me, friend.
After a long time at last I see
A brahmin who is fully quenched,
A bhikkhu undelighted, untroubled.
Who has crossed over attachment to the world.
- The other great advantage of the seasons, both earthly and liturgical, is that they circle slowly round quite independently of one’s own moods and thus become a corrective and offer perspective. I may be feeling glum, but Easter reminds me of resurrection anyway, I may be swayed by some splurge of Christmas consumerism but Advent reminds me that all I really need is the savior who is coming and for whose advent I should prepare. So the seasons, like all the old liturgical patterns, like the practice of reading scripture, can set us free from the tyranny of our own mood swings. In that sense they are always a blessing.